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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Signs of the Apocalypse, Now

cool modern version movie art poster

i was calmly and curiously researching the bon iver concert schedule for this summer on npr website, and i hear a little chime informing me of a text i just received.

i heart justin vernon. 
you may want to give this a listen to put you in a relaxed mood to prep you for the following shitstorm: 

let me transcribe the texting exchange pour vous:

the boy-
"was reading in the paper today that some idiot lady got arrested for injecting botox into her 8 year old daughter for a pageant... fucking crazy!!!"

for the love of godzilla, what the fuck are people thinking here???
i'm not sure who i want to punch first- the mom or the kid


yeah, that's fair

 "and last night's 6pm news showed some quack giving it to girls for prom night. 
what the fucking fuck?!? makes me mad like the hulk."

 bruce and i suffer from the same anger management issues

the boy-
 "it's nuts."

yes, indeed it is nuts, to say the least. 
"beauty" pageants are such an archaic/insulting idea on so many levels. 
why do they exist? 
there have to be other ways to get a car or a scholarship. like getting a job, and having brains. 
but what do i know? 
and when was the idea of botox EVER a good idea? 
hmmmm... botulism? okay, give me a triple of that crippl'in stuff!
now- for the kids!  



  1. I can't believe these pageants are even legal. It's sexualising children, can't these people see this?

  2. they are the sick-o's who must get hard-ons watching it.
    i'm going to puke now.

  3. They had to give that kid botox, she's eight but was starting to look ten.

  4. Agreed.
    Wrong on every level.

    I have heard people defend it by saying that it does not encourage nonces because they want kids not adults and this makes them look too old.
    Aside from all the wtf of that statement, most paedos try to defend themselves by saying the kid wants it - so if you dress your 5 year old like a slutty dolly parton then surely that must encourage them.

  5. What a joke.

    The worst of it is, these kids are being conditioned to think that this is normal, so they will be growing up continuing what they are doing, and possibly passing their moronic behavior on to their own kids.

    It's like a vicious cycle!

  6. when i was a kid i was happy with an old pasta spoon, and a large cardboard box- playing in the backyard until the cicadas chirped as loud as my mom to get my bunz in the house. i had no idea about beauty pageants or whatever these kids know today.
    there is definitely something to be said for letting a kid be a kid.
    i feel heart-sad about the state of youth today. yes, time has always had it's own glitches in society, but if we do not allow children a long youth, they will forever remain immature, pretending to be grown-up. adolescence should be the shortest part of our lives, but since we let 4 year olds get to fuckin', even if only eye-fuckin', then they will live in a constant state of arrested development.
    my brain hurts @ this one.

    and thanks for reading/commenting y'all. i am sure i am not the only person unnerved/blogging @ this...

  7. the whole culture of plastic surgery and people not being able to accept their appearance is so sad. there are so many things i hate about society.

    i totally agree about letting kids be kids, parents are getting way out of hand these days. i was at the playground last week and i saw a little girl, about 6, go up to another little girl and say, "we really should arrange a play date soon." wtf? is it just me, or is there something wrong with that?

  8. i predict this in the near future:
    let's arrange a cyber-play date soon.

    fucking robots beget robots.

    and did anyone see the news yesterday?
    the "mom" of the botox-kid said it was all a hoax. a stunt to get famous. i wonder if they'll give her the kid back...


    i want to punch her in the face. bad parent. very bad parent.


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